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Old 04-29-2013, 11:47 AM   #11
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I would do as supercab79 did and straighten them myself and then add the cross brace stabilizers.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:50 PM   #12
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I was told by Wayne at Forest River that I should call Lippert which I did but right before hanging up he said " if I were u I would remove the shims before going in for service or your dealer might void your frame warranty" it went in for service and the dealer literally couldn't fix the real problems let alone notice the landing gear being straight. A buddy of mine with a Montana which is heavier and he simply used washers 4 on the top bolt 3 on the next bolts down 2 and none on the bottom and his looks and works fine also. No braces needed on his.
Unfortunately this is just another example of the lack of R and D in the RV industry solving one issue causes another and so on and so on. For me it started as a cosmetic issue then after a little thought And research I didn't want the lateral loading on the seals or cylinder body so I resolved it to MY liking.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:56 PM   #13
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Or it is just the frame manufacturer dreaming up excuses for their shoddy workmanship.
Any "triangulation" achieved by having the legs slightly out of verticle would not be measurable.
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Old 04-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #14
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I was told by Wayne at Forest River that I should call Lippert which I did but right before hanging up he said " if I were u I would remove the shims before going in for service or your dealer might void your frame warranty" it went in for service and the dealer literally couldn't fix the real problems let alone notice the landing gear being straight. A buddy of mine with a Montana which is heavier and he simply used washers 4 on the top bolt 3 on the next bolts down 2 and none on the bottom and his looks and works fine also. No braces needed on his.
Unfortunately this is just another example of the lack of R and D in the RV industry solving one issue causes another and so on and so on. For me it started as a cosmetic issue then after a little thought And research I didn't want the lateral loading on the seals or cylinder body so I resolved it to MY liking.


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Thanks! Good info!
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:11 PM   #15
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I would do as supercab79 did and straighten them myself and then add the cross brace stabilizers.
I'm not sure how to add cross braces on the hydraulic version of the jacks, has anyone done it?
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Old 04-29-2013, 09:17 PM   #16
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I'm not sure how to add cross braces on the hydraulic version of the jacks, has anyone done it?
Don't have hydraulic jacks, but it shouldn't make any difference. You go from the frame down to the pad on the opposite jack. One on the front side of one jack down to the opposite jack pad and the other on the back side of the jack.
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I simply welded the bracket on the braces to the feet on my camper. I welded one side. That way I could pry the other side to remove them if needed.
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